Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run before the start of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Atlanta.
Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run before the start of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Atlanta.
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published Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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ATLANTA — When Hank Aaron launched Al Downing's pitch over the wall in left-center field at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium at 9:07 p.m. 40 years ago Tuesday, he did more than break Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. He helped bring a city and a region together.

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